Top Sellers in the American Indian and Western Art Auction
Cowan's American Indian and Western Art Auction was held Friday, March 26, 2010, and was met with great success.
Check out some of the top sellers from the auction!
The top selling item in the auction was this Yavapai Apache Figural Olla, which sold for an outstanding $41,125.00!
The olla is coiled with 53 figures including dogs, deer, and people plus intricate banded motifs of triangles.
This Cheyenne Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag nearly doubled its estimate and sold for $17,918.75. The bag is sinew-sewn using bead colors of red white-heart, greasy yellow, pony trader blue, dark blue, pink, and white.
A Joseph Henry Sharp (American, 1869-1953) painting entitled "Smoke Signal" sold within its estimate for $31,725.00.
A Yokuts Figural Bottleneck Basket exceeded its pre-auction estimate and sold for $12,925.00. The bowl is finely woven with a rattlesnake design and two rings of 13 and 15 men joining hands. Redbud fills the bodies and centers of diamonds.
This painting by Edgar Payne (American, 1883-1947), entitled "Mountain Landscape" nearly doubled its pre-auction estimate and sold for $28,200.
Payne, an American Impressionist, was one of the foremost plein air artists working in California during the early 20th century.
Check out the full prices realized list online!